Collin Kohl has been a nemesis for Fremont High School this season.
Kohl, a 5-foot-11 senior, had a team-high 18 points to lead Lincoln Southwest to a 54-50 win over the Tigers on Dec. 30 in the fifth-place game of the Heartland Athletic Conference Tournament.
On Friday night, Kohl struck again. He scored a game-high 24 points to spark the Silver Hawks to a 70-47 win over the Tigers.
"Obviously they played very well tonight and we didn't," Fremont coach Mark Williams said. "I apologize for not having my team better prepared. It was not a good performance in any aspect."
With no school on Thursday (due to inclement weather), the Tigers were unable to practice the day before meeting the Silver Hawks.
"We tried to stress that we had to be mentally ready and then we weren't," Williams said. "We didn't physically play hard. ... I thought they set the tone when they dove for a loose ball at our feet. We bent over to try and get it and they got a basket from it. That kind of set the tone and they rode that momentum."
Kohl opened the game with a field goal and later hit a 3-point basket to make it 7-4. A free throw by Mayuom Buom put the Silver Hawks up 10-6 before Riley Harms, who led FHS with 15 points scored to cut the deficit to 10-8.
The Silver Hawks ended the quarter on a 6-0 run that included a banked in 38-footer by Jaquaylon Mays at the buzzer. The 6-0 surge was part of a 22-2 blitz by LSW.
After Harms hit a 3 to make it 32-13, the Silver Hawks ended the half with a 9-2 run to lead 41-15 at the break.
Kohl had 15 points in the first half.
"He works hard and puts a lot of effort into his game," Williams said. "We lost him a couple of time and he made us pay each time we lost him."
The Tigers outscored the Silver Hawks 20-15 in the final quarter.
"The kids didn't quit at all," Williams said. "We will keep working to improve."
Zach Woehrer had 11 points for the Tigers and sophomore Payton Johnson contributed seven.
The Tigers, 3-9, will host Omaha Bryan at 7:45 on Saturday night. Mays had 14 points for Southwest, 9-4.
In the junior varsity game, Southwest downed the Tigers 44-30. Aidan Queen led FHS with seven points. Travis Johnson and Edvin Cortave scored six apiece.